A bystander recorded the brutal beat down after other witnesses called 911. The victim was taken to a hospital and expected to recover — but the suspects were still at large Thursday.
The star of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ movie franchise and a friend identified as Roger Rodas died in Southern California after the Porsche they were in crashed violently into a tree, his rep confirmed to the Daily News. Police said speed was a factor.
The 42-year-old Arizona mom was arrested on suspicion of killing her children after directing Santa Ana, Calif., officers to the Hampton Inn & Suites, where the kids lay dead. She was released from a hospital into police custody on Saturday night.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – An apparently suicidal Arizona mother was arrested on suspicion of killing her two children after crashing her car in a Southern California supermarket then directing police to a nearby hotel room where the kids lay dead, authorities said.
The 42-year-old woman from Scottsdale, was released from a hospital into police custody on Saturday night, Santa Ana police spokesman Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
As fears of terrorist plots, earthquakes and doomsday predictions rock the American psyche, a Southern California company is building luxury survivalist bunkers complete with wide-screen TVs, plumbing, and bunk-beds. They start at about $65,000 (£42,000) and that doesn’t include the cost of digging a big enough hole.
Ron Hubbard, founder of Atlas Survival Shelters (no relation to the founder of the Church of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard) gives a tour of his luxury shelter designed to withstand a catastrophe for up to 90 days.
Speaking from his warehouse near Los Angeles, Mr Hubbard insists he is not “fear mongering.”
He earns a living providing luxury survival bunkers to ‘survivalists’, a group of people who believe they are in danger from a terrorist attack, economic meltdown, and even solar flares or meteor showers.
Unlike Cold War-era shelters, Atlas shelters are half the length of a basketball court and 10 feet wide. Each one has a master bedroom, dining area and a sofa facing a 47-inch flat screen TV.
Mr Hubbard says his phone rang constantly last December as people attempted to prepare for the end of the world that never came. The 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar passed by, without disaster. The annual celestial treat of the Perseid meteorssoaring through the sky last month resulted in another spike in business, with customers looking for a way to stay safe in case one hit Earth.
The woman was still wearing her seatbelt when authorities found her in her car
(NBC 4) – A 77-year-old woman was found dead in her car after being caught in a flash flood during heavy rains in the Inland Empire, authorities said Monday.
The body of Jean Gizzy was discovered Sunday, north of a railroad bridge crossing the Sacramento Wash and the 95 Freeway, west of Needles, according to the San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner.
The Lake Havasu resident was still wearing her seatbelt in the driver’s seat of her white 2009 Hyundai Sonata when authorities found her.
Heavy rain Sunday night and Monday morning flooded streets and damaged buildings in parts of the Inland Empire. At one point, 2 inches of rain fell within a one-hour period.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the death.
CNN – Sun August 4, 2013
It was two hours before sunset on a beautiful Saturday evening — one of the busiest times of the week at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.
So no one knows why a driver apparently plowed into the crowd intentionally, hitting 12 people before ditching his car and running away.
Warning! Graphic video. Video of driver plowing into people:
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One person later died, Los Angeles police Lt. Andy Neiman said. Another was in critical condition, and two more in serious condition, officials said.
Witnesses said the driver “purposefully maneuvered its way down the boardwalk” as he struck the victims, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
“It was horrible. I mean it was like something out of a movie, something you would never expect to see,” witness Katherine Blackburn told CNN affiliate KABC.
“There were people flying, laying on the ground, tents flying everywhere. If he wanted to kill people, he came on a perfect time, 5 p.m. on a Saturday in the summer in Venice Beach.”
California agency documents show pattern missed — Mother and her boyfriend charged. Pearl Fernandez, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, are now each held on no bail. Aguirre told cops he hit the boy at least 10 times the day of his death for lying and ‘being dirty.’ Sex abuse also alleged.
Shocking just-released official documents show that the day California boy Gabriel Fernandez died — at age 8 — he had a fractured skull, three broken ribs, BB pellets embedded in his chest and groin, cigarette burns on his skin and teeth knocked out of his mouth.
The newly revealed Department of Children and Family Services documents show a broad pattern of horrifying child abuse missed by the system until the Palmdale boy was finally killed last month.
Published May 13, 2013
The Orange County Register says it happened Friday night after a woman bystander tried to break up a fight between two groups at a Huntington Beach skate park.
Police Lt. Chad Nichols says the skateboarders turned on the woman, and her boyfriend intervened and was chased to a nearby coin laundry and beaten with skateboards. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Seven boys under the age of 18 were detained. Four of them were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and were booked at Juvenile Hall.
Authorities say all four were on probation for previous crimes.